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Building America's First University

An Historical and Architectural Guide to the University of Pennsylvania

Building America's First University( )
Author: Thomas, George E.
Brownlee, David B.
Publication Date:May 2000
Publisher:University of Pennsylvania Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $49.95
Book Description:

Building America's First University tells the story of the University of Pennsylvania, a story that begins with Benjamin Franklin's transcendent notion that learning ought not to be restricted to a leading religion or class. Rather than looking back toward antiquarian knowledge, Franklin set his college's course toward the world of the present and the future by focusing on modern languages, the natural sciences, and contemporary literature. His goals were soon reflected in...
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Detailed Subjects: Education / Higher
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):8 x 10 x 1.45 Inches
Book Weight:0.002 Pounds

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